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Kenya: Needs Assessment and Grant Writing Consultant – Child Protection – Kenya

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

Needs Assessment and Grant Writing Consultant

Terms of reference (ToR)

Date: 21.06.2018

From: Tdh Kenya Country Representative – Marie Joron

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Country: Kenya

Location : Kenya, Kakuma refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement and Nairobi

Starting date: 05.07.2018

Duration of the field mission: 15 days

Time dedicated to the desk review and to the writing of the expression of interest: 1 week

Under responsibility of: Rolland Gueneau, Desk Officer at HQ, in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and her Child Protection Assistant in Nairobi)

HQ follow-up: Marion Prats Estingoy, CPiE Expert

Funding Sources for the consultancy: Tdh core funds

PRESENTATION OF TERRE DES HOMMES (Tdh)

· In general

Tdh is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh’s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services.

· Brief presentation of Tdh in Kenya

Tdh started operations in Kenya in September 2011, as part of the response to the Horn of Africa famine. Since 2012, Tdh has provided direct aid to refugees in Dadaab’s Kambioos (closed in March 2017) and Hagadera refugee camps, though psychosocial support, recreational activities, case management, community mobilization and awareness

In addition, Tdh implements Maternal and Child Health Nutrition and Child Protection projects in partnership with the government in Garissa district, and Child Protection projects in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum.

Tdh is currently the only Child Protection services provided in Hagadera camp, funded by UNHCR (waiting for feedback from BPRM and UNICEF).

Kakuma is a more recent refugee camp at the border with South Sudan which sized has increased in 2016 with the influx of refugees from South Sudan and the repatriation of refugees from Dadaab. A second settlement named Kalobeyei has opened at the same time. Tdh is keen to develop a Child Protection project over there, based on a needs assessment.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The overall purpose of the assignment is to develop a full proposal (complete with logframe, detailed budget, work plan, plus other relevant annexes) for submission to an international institutional donor in July / August 2018 based on a needs assessment.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

  • Review secondary literature on child protection needs/challenges in Kakuma / Kalobeyei as well as livelihood needs / challenges especially in terms of community inclusion in Kalobeyei and provision of child protection services by the Government of Kenya (GoK) for the refugees and host communities.

  • Review Tdh current project documents in Hagadera refugee camp (Dadaab complex) as well as innovative child protection models from other countries especially those linking Child Protection and Livelihood support.

  • Meet with key Child Protection stakeholders working in Kakuma and surrounding areas (UNICEF, UNHCR, LWF, Tdh NL, Department of Children Services) as well as with other partners working in the refugee settlements there (NRC, DRC, IRC as example), local authorities (Refugee Affairs Secretariat, Governor, Member of Parliament and / or his assistant, County Commissioner etc) as much as needed to ensure that the programme design integrates expertise and feedback from all relevant actors/sectors, including private sector, Government departments, and others as needed.

  • Develop tools and methodology for the needs assessment

  • Conduct needs assessment in identified areas

  • Disseminate the findings of the needs assessment to Tdh staff and other stakeholders

  • Produce needs assessment report

  • Draft/write a consolidated concept note based on needs assessment report, also work with relevant Tdh staff from Kenya and HQ to edit and finalize the concept note / proposal

  • Work with Tdh Country Support Services Coordinator and HQ Finance Controller, and others to develop the programme budget.

METHODOLOGY

Overall approach and data collection methods proposed:

  • Preparation phase: Secondary data review, briefing with Tdh personnel at headquarter and at Nairobi, writing an inception report for needs assessment stating the sources of information, tools for collection. The methodological proposition of the assessment must allow a mutual understanding between the Tdh teams and the consultant, regarding the objectives, scope, time and expected results of the assessment.

  • Field phase (Kakuma camp): Meeting key stakeholders, especially local authorities, refugee representatives, beneficiaries and other relevant people (from UN agencies, NGOs etc) using individual questionnaire and Focus Group Discussions (FGD).

  • Analysis and debriefing phase: The results and preliminary conclusions will be presented to the Tdh teams and partners at Nairobi and headquarter will be organized (if necessary via Skype) to discuss the results and the recommendations.

  • Development of the full proposal: the consultant will work in close collaboration with Tdh staff and will seek further inputs for the proposal development process from Tdh.

  • The consultant will prepare a schedule for the submission of the first drafts of proposal components and the full proposal to Tdh with deadlines for feedback from Tdh.

DURATION AND DATES

3 weeks, from 5th July 2018

BUDGET

The maximum available budget for this consultancy is $ 7,000, all costs and taxes included.

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

  • Preferably an advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in international affairs/studies, development, child protection, or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the design, proposal writing, and/or management of

Child Protection programs, preferably in Kenya. Strong program design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent, and consistent documents including logframes and budgets.

  • Prior demonstrated experience developing proposals for institutional donors
  • Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches especially in terms of livelihoods and capacity building of government members.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Fluent in English – Swahili is an asset

The consultant will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy.

Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Tdh and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.

Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

The consultant shall commit to respect Tdh’s Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy. The consultant immediately agrees to respect all specific security instructions of Tdh and based on Tdh security analysis and knowledge of the zone and those involved there. The consultant shall commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

No data can be used by the consultant concerning this study without the written permission of Tdh for a duration of 5 years. The consultant acting as service provider will make sure to present himself as such for all discussions held within the framework of the consultancy.

· Working hours, holidays: from 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week with a break of 1 hour for lunch

· Conditions that may influence data collection: if any demonstration or security incident happened, the consultancy might be impacted as the consultant won’t be able to access Hagadera camp

· Availability and provision of services (local translators): Tdh staff would support translation when needed

· Availability and provision of office space, cars, laptops, tape recorders, and procedures for arranging; meetings, requirements for debriefings: No computer or laptop provided to the consultant, a desk will be available. Transport from Nairobi to Kakuma will be managed by Tdh. Based on the consultant preliminary note, Tdh team will propose a meeting schedule that might evolve regarding constraints and availability of the people to be met.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

· A proposed methodology (2 pages maximum,in English, including time allocation)

· A financial offer including of a detailed budget in columns (fees, other costs)

· An up to date CV

· 3 references

Only complete applications will be considered.

The applicants must send off requested documents electronically to Ms Virginie Civel: vci@tdh.ch, clearly indicating on the subject line “**KEN application grant writing– your NAME”**

The deadline to apply is 29th June 2018

Kenya: Project Manager – CPiE Development Programme

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

Project Manager – Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The East and Southern Africa Regional Project Manager – Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme will work to protect children in armed conflict through the adaptation, rollout & delivery of the East and Southern Africa Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme (ESA CPiE PDP).

Building on the successful capacity building model developed by Save the Children and now established in the Asia Pacific region, the ESA CPiE PDP will raise national & regional CPiE response capacity. Using the results of a regional CPiE Capacity Gap Analysis and the CPiE Mapping & Market Analysis data, a comprehensive CPiE capacity building initiative will be designed to meet the priority needs of organisations and individuals responding on the ground.

Key activities will include working with other SCI stakeholders to identify an appropriate sustainable business model for the programme in the region, adapting existing content to the ESA context, recruiting a regional facilitation team, the design & rollout of a six-month blended learning programme with explicit linkages to the global CPiE PDP capacity building portfolio as well as any relevant regional initiatives.

The ESA CPiE PDP constitutes a strategic investment in building the capacity necessary to deliver on Save the Children's Protecting Children in Conflict Centenary Commitment in the Middle East Region.

Contract Duration: Fixed Term

Location: Nairobi with travel to East and Southern Africa countries

Qualifications

  • Working background in the field of protection, education, international law or humanitarian aid;
  • Graduate Degree in Social Sciences, Human rights Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies or similar (undergraduate degree may be considered in conjunction with equivalent field experience;
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in strategy and programme development Experience & Skills

Essential

  • Excellent project management experience with proven experience of managing complex cross-organisational projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Budgeting, financial management skills gained through demonstrated budget-holding responsibilities.
  • Experience in working remotely and in building strong collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining productive working partnerships.
  • A good understanding of adult learning and work place learning methodology.
  • Proven experience in the management & evaluation of learning and development programmes.
  • Excellent writing, communications and networking skills in English and Arabic.
  • Office and Excel computer skills.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in humanitarian settings, in particular working with child protection in emergencies.
  • Academic degree or equivalent experience in relevant area, for example, social work, adult learning or global/humanitarian studies.
  • Experience in using the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action as well as other standards.
  • Experience of working on an accredited learning programme or working with a university or professional standards organization.
  • Coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Experience of Distance Learning technology and methodology. Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
N/B: CANDIDATES WHO HAD APPLIED BEFORE NEED NOT TO REAPPLY

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjIxODc0LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Child Protection Officer (Children on the Move), P-2, Temporary Appointment, Nairobi, Kenya, ESARO, #105929

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Mar 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, growth.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Regional Adviser Child Protection, the incumbent will develop partnerships and technical guidance to support work on migration and refugees, including a key focus on legal identity, care and justice, in collaboration with all clusters/division/sections at ESA Regional and Country Offices, External Partners and UN agencies, in particular UNHCR and IOM, in enhancing child protection systems.

The Child Protection Officer (Migration) will work closely with violence against children and children protection systems focal points in Child Protection section as well as with key partners (Humanitarian Action Resilience and Peace Building (HARP) Section as well as with sectoral focal points within the Regional Office (RO), inter-agency partners and Country Office staff) to ensure that migration issues are effectively considered and coherently integrated into appropriate work streams.

Key Expected Results

  • Programme Development, planning and management

    Develop programme proposals and take other actions to leverage funds for the areas of responsibilities, reflecting priorities for the area of migration, including a key focus on the efficient and effective development of protection-focused migration and refugee policy and programming.

  • Advisory services and technical support

    Strengthen capacity at country and regional levels by developing inter-agency standard-setting guidance and tools to support work on protection focused migration and refugee issues. This will take place though strategizing with country and regional offices and partners to raise awareness of the guidelines, informed by a collected body of knowledge that can be shared and replicated across countries.

  • Advocacy, networking and partners building

    Develop and maintain inter-agency relationships supporting the development of enhanced policy frameworks to advance the protection of children in the context of migration.

  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    Advance research, and identify research gaps, with key partners (e.g. UNHCR, IOM) and together with regional offices and country offices, on migration and refugee issues, specifically the formulation of policy and good practices, including around protection of migrant and refugee children.

  • Management support

    Provide support to the team (unit) lead in managing funds allocated to protection of migrant and refugee children by prioritizing activities to be funded, in line with the annual work plan, ensuring efficient and timely use of funds vis-à-vis grant expiration dates.

    Impact of Results

  • The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of child protection programme/projects and the achievements of sustainable results contributes to the achievement of goals and objective to create a protective environment for children against harm and all forms of violent and ensures their survival, development and well-being in society. Achievement in child protection programme and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mother and children that promote greater social equality in the country.

  • The decision of the incumbent directly affect UNICEF’s leadership role in the role in the area of migration and protection; effectiveness of country programmes and regional interventions; and timely recruitment of technical consultant for effective programme response.

  • The recommendation of the incumbent will affect the direction of programming approaches; strategic planning and the development of future policies; and programmes and projects related to migration and protection.

  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Two years professional work experience at national and international levels in humanitarian response. Preferred experience in preparedness, complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery in the East and southern Africa region.
  • Excellent written reporting skills
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, and another UN language as a strong asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=511269

    Kenya: Mid-term evaluation Consultant

    Organization: Terre des hommes
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 20 Jan 2018

    TERMS OF REFERENCE

    · Country: Kenya

    · Location : Kenya, Dadaab refugee complex and Nairobi

    · Starting date: 15.01.2018

    · Duration of the field mission: 21 days

    · Time dedicated to the desk review and to the writing of the report:?

    · Under responsibility of: Marie Joron, Country Representative

    · HQ follow-up: Rolland Gueneau and Alessandra Tomirotti

    · Funding Sources for the evaluation: BPRM

    PRESENTATION OF TERRE DES HOMMES (Tdh)

    · In general

    Tdh is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh’s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services.

    · Brief presentation of Tdh in Kenya

    Tdh started operations in Kenya in September 2011, as part of the response to the Horn of Africa famine. Since 2012, Tdh has provided direct aid to refugees in Dadaab’s Kambioos (closed in March 2017) and Hagadera refugee camps, though psychosocial support, recreational activities, case management, community mobilization and awareness

    In addition, Tdh implements Maternal and Child Health Nutrition and Child Protection projects in partnership with the government in Garissa district, and Child Protection projects in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum.

    Tdh is currently the only Child Protection services provided in Hagadera camp, funded by BPRM and UNICEF (and UNHCR from 1st January 2018). Tdh works in coordination with Save the Children which is the Child Protection agency in the 3 other camps of Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo 2 impending closure of Ifo 2 camp, slated for March 2018.

    Tdh's national coordination office is located in Nairobi. Two field offices are located respectively in Dadaab (e.g Dadaab Main Office – DMO) and in Hagadera camp to ensure the implementation and the coordination of the activities. The Tdh office in Garissa will also support Dadaab field activities in terms of security management, liaison with the local authorities, administrative and logistics support.

    Several underlying risk factors related to the Dadaab refugee camps create uncertainty. The Kenyan government (GoK) announced the closure of Dadaab camps in May 2016, suppressing the prima facie for Somali nationals, ending registration of refugees / asylum seekers. The GoK continues to put pressure on camp closure, and steps are already underway to close Ifo 2 camp (the smallest) by March 2018 (as announced by UNHCR during several inter-agency meetings / workshops). The plan is to close one camp at a time, consolidating the population after each closure. Other than Ifo 2, there is no clear timeline, stoking fears of eventual refoulment.

    Continued instability in Somalia may bring additional New Arrivals and Returnees, which would also put pressure on resources, and limit the humanitarian community’s ability to effectively respond to current and emerging needs. The recent reduction of food rations by 30% stretches the already meagre resources in families, especially if they share with undocumented asylum-seekers. The uncertainty around camp closure and its implications, along with food reductions, create an environment of anxiety and tensions (more or less violent) between local host communities and humanitarian agencies (especially UNHCR). Indeed, the consolidation exercise with the plan to stretch the existing infrastructure, resources, and services have created tensions among the local host communities who see the camp as an economic development opportunity, especially in terms of job creation. Tensions are especially felt between local (Somali) and non-local (inpatriate staff). In order to decrease tension, UNHCR talks more and more about possible local socio-economic integration of the refugee, using the model of Kakuma / Kalobeyei approach and the next funding of the World Bank to GoK who will be channelled to the Counties administration.

    The presence of undocumented asylum-seekers, including new arrivals and returnees (those who returned after repatriation) is a source of multiple protection concerns. The number of Undocumented residents is speculative; the official UNHCR figure is 5,300, while other estimates are two to three times higher. Since 2013, the GoK has prohibited the registration of New Arrivals, while Returnees are not issued refugee ID cards, rendering both populations without access to food rations, shelter, and other services requiring a card.

    PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT TO BE EVALUATED

    • Title: Transferring enhanced child protective capacities to children and caregivers of Hagadera camp in preparation for eventual voluntary repatriation
    • Start: 23rd May 2017
    • Duration: 12 months
    • Total budget: 1,200,000 USD
    • Stakeholders,

    · Donors : BPRM, UNICEF and UNHCR

    · INGOs partners : Save the Children (SCI), IRC, DRC

    · Local authorities: host communities leaders, refugee representatives, RAS (Refugee Affairs Secretary)

    · Project beneficiaries : Hagadera camp population, local host villagers

    • General and specific objectives: The children of Hagadera camp are free from harm within the camp through enhanced participation and agency of children and caregivers.

    Specific Objective 1: Protection Preparation for Return: To increase the child protective capacities of 30,000 parents/caregivers at section level in Hagadera camp in view of ongoing VolRep and intended camp closure, by May 2018.

    Specific Objective 2: Response for Enhanced Resilience: To provide immediate and urgent comprehensive support to current and emerging child protection needs for 5,000 children in Hagadera camp through BIDs, referrals, counseling, case management, and structured recreation, by May 2018.

    Specific Objective 3: Participation and Advocacy: To strengthen the engagement and participation of 20,000 children, with a focus on 8,920 adolescent boys and girls in Hagadera camp in their own protection through targeted trainings and community participation, by May 2018.

    • Target population of the project: 60,000 refugees as direct beneficiaries – 65,000 indirect beneficiaries

    · Objectives, expected results and activities of the project: see BPRM proposal in annex 1 and Q2 interim Report in annex 2 for the update on activities and results achieved during the first 6 months of the project

    • System of monitoring evaluation forecasted in the project documents: 8 weeks final evaluation (changed to be separated as mid-term and final evaluation), quarterly reports and monthly update of the internal monitoring tool (see annex 6).

    GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE EVALUATION

    Half way through its implementation, assess the project and provide recommendation to propose next project activities with a more accurate and sustainable response.

    The will of making an evaluation in January / February 2018 is to have a clear external view of the achievement of the present activities and recommendations on how Tdh could improve their relevance, efficiency, impact, effectiveness and sustainability for the next project.

    In another hand the context of implementation is very specific (camp consolidation, reduction of funds, Voluntary Repatriation vs local socio-economic integration, host communities’ anger and frustration) and a specific strategy has to be developed.

    SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE EVALUATION

    · Objective 1: mid-term evaluation of the project

    ü Result 1: The project activities are evaluated trough the following criteria relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and midterm impact (definitions in annex 3) .

    • Result 2: Recommendations for improving each of the criteria are shared

    • Result 3: A suggested action plan corresponding to each recommendation is included in the evaluation report.

    · Objective 2: evaluation of the delegation propositions for the strategic orientation of the next project to be submitted to BPRM in March 2018.

    • Result 1: Recommendations for the strategic orientation of the next project are made

    • Result 2: A logical framework for the next project is proposed

    · Questions to be answered by the evaluation (with explanations and recommendations for possible adjustments):

    · Relevance

    -Was a clear rationale provided for the selected intervention activities?

    – Were the design of the intervention (logical framework) and its objectives relevant to the context and to the needs of the target beneficiaries?

    -To what extent are the services provided within the framework of the intervention able to address the real needs of the beneficiaries?

    · Effectiveness

    – Is the intervention being implemented according to plan? If not, why and what is done about it

    – To what extent are the objectives likely to be achieved?

    · Efficiency

    – Does the implementation of the intervention make effective use of time and resources (financial, human) to achieve results?

    – Is the project implemented in the most efficient way compared to alternatives?

    · Impact:

    – Have any negative impacts (mid or long term) been observed or foreseen?

    – What real difference have the activities made to the beneficiaries?

    · Sustainability:

    – Considering the specific context and the limited factors, to which extend sustainability can be integrated in the project actions?

    METHODOLOGY

    The evaluation process will be divided in 2 parts linked to the two objectives. The major part of the evaluation will be dedicated to the Objective1 (15 days) and 5 days for the Objective 2.

    Overall evaluation approach and data collection methods proposed:

    • Preparation phase: Secondary data review, briefing with Tdh personnel at headquarter and at Nairobi, meeting key stakeholders in the capital, writing an inception report for evaluation stating the sources of information, tools for collection. The methodological proposition of evaluation must allow a mutual understanding between the Tdh teams and the consultant, regarding the objectives, scope, time and expected results of the evaluation.

    • Field phase (Dadaab and Hagadera camp): Meeting key stakeholders, especially local authorities, refugee representatives, beneficiaries and other relevant people (from IRC, SCI, DRC, UNHCR, RAS etc) using individual questionnaire and Focus Group Discussions (FGD).

    • Analysis and debriefing phase: The results and preliminary conclusions will be presented to the Tdh teams and partners (UNHCR, BPRM representatives for instance) at field level. A debriefing in the capital and headquarter will be organized (if necessary via Skype) to discuss the results and the recommendations.

    DELIVERABLES

    Writing of a report in English including:

    • One executive summary (3-4 pages max)

    • One narrative report (max 30 pages)

    • One table with the main conclusions and recommendations (separate short, medium and long term) and the lessons learned.

    • A section of the report on recommendations for the next project including a draft logical framework

    • Technical appendices containing the technical details of the evaluations as well as the terms of reference, the questionnaire models, check list and canvas interviews, potential tables or graphs, references and other sources, people and institutions contacted, a Power Point presentation of the results.

    The following documents will be delivered before the departure from the delegation: recommendation table, main recommendations for the next project and draft logical framework.

    A first draft will be provided 5 days after the end of the field visit and final version 5 days after Tdh feedbacks.

    DURATION AND DATES

    3 weeks, from 5th to 25th February 2018

    BUDGET

    Indicative fees: 200 USD/day, with accommodation, professional travel and other logistic costs covered by Tdh. Tdh does not provide or arrange life and health insurance coverage for consultants.

    PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

    • Minimum 5 years proven experience in relief/development project evaluation
    • Preferably he/she should have a broad working experience in refugee camp context, in Kenya and in Dadaab is a plus
    • Experience in collaborating with government officials, representatives of bilateral aid agencies, UN agencies, and other international institutions.
    • Fluent English and good writing skills (the report should be in English)

    · Swahili and Somali an asset

    · Previous experience working with a child protection organisation is compulsory, preferably with Tdh

    He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Tdh and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.

    Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

    PROCEDURES AND LOGISTICS

    The consultant shall commit to respect Tdh’s Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy. The consultant immediately agrees to respect all specific security instructions of Tdh and based on Tdh security analysis and knowledge of the zone and those involved there. The consultant shall commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

    No data can be used by the consultant concerning this study without the written permission of Tdh for a duration of 5 years. The consultant acting as service provider will make sure to present himself as such for all discussions held within the framework of the consultancy.

    · Working hours, holidays: from 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week with a break of 1 hour for lunch

    · Conditions that may influence data collection: if any demonstration or security incident happened, evaluation might be impacted as the consultant won’t be able to access Hagadera camp

    · Availability and provision of services (local translators): Tdh staff would support translation when needed (English/Swahili/Somali)

    · Availability and provision of office space, cars, laptops, tape recorders, and procedures for arranging; meetings, requirements for debriefings: No computer or laptop provided to the evaluator, a desk will be available. Transport from Nairobi to Dadaab and in Hagadera camp will be managed by Tdh. Based on the evaluator preliminary note, Tdh team will propose a meeting schedule that might evolve regarding constraints and availability of the people to be met.

    ANNEXES

    · Annex 1 – BPRM 4 Proposal

    · Annex 2 – BPRM 4 Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 reports

    · Annex 3 – OECD DAC criteria definitions http://www.oecd.org/dac/evaluation/daccriteriaforevaluatingdevelopmentassistance.htm

    · Annex 4 – Tdh Kenya Security Plan

    · Annex 5 – ECHO Grant Application Form

    · Annex 6 – Tdh Kenya Monitoring tool

    · Annex 7 – UNHCR Dadaab CP project proposal

    How to apply:

    APPLICATION

    Interested candidates should submit:

    · A technical offer including:

    • An understanding of the issues at stake of the study and the Terms of Reference (ToR): development of problems and formulation of questions which the offer will aim to answer

    • Methodology and proposed tools

    • The timetable showing the details for the completion of each of the evaluation phases. The proposed schedule should include time for briefing and debriefing on the mission and as much as possible at Tdh headquarter.

    · A financial offer including of a detailed budget in columns (fees, other costs)

    · An up to date CV

    · Technical sample of an evaluation report done by the candidate

    · 3 references

    Only complete applications will be considered.

    The applicants must send off requested documents electronically to harisa.sahinovic@tdh.ch

    The deadline to apply is 20th January 2018

    Kenya: Assessing effectiveness of Child Protection Training

    Organization: Save the Children
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

    TOR: Assessing the effectiveness of Child Protection Training and capacity building for Peace Support Operations (PSO) within the African Peace and Security Architecture

    Introduction

    Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. As part of their contribution towards ensuring that every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Save the Children has been working with armed forces in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since 1998 and with the African Union (AU) for the last ten years to promote the rights of children in conflicts, post-conflict and protracted political emergency situations.

    Since 2013, with support from Sida, Save the Children has worked towards strengthening Child Protection in African Union Peace Support Operations. The engagement has borne some incredible results including:

    • The development and adoption of a harmonized and standardized curriculum and standards on child protection and child rights by the ECOWAS Standby Force (ECOWAS-SF), the East African Standby Force (EASF) and the AU Peace Support Operations Division (AUPSD) respectively, which troop contributing countries are utilizing as their official training curriculum on child protection and child rights for their personnel;
    • The development of a training management system that has provided platforms for learning and sharing information with key stakeholders in PSO through knowledge learning event and symposium.

    These efforts have enhanced collaborations and synchronized child protection engagements amongst respective PSO actors.

    Building on the previous interventions and engagements, Save the Children seeks to continue augmenting efforts to protect girls and boys in conflict settings. As such, the 'Integrating Child Protection in the African Peace and Security Architecture Project' aims at strengthening the capacity of the Peace Support Contingents' in East and West Africa respectively, to effectively deliver their protection mandate by protecting and preserving the rights of children affected by armed conflicts and protracted political disputes.

    This would be made possible through systematic and standardized, mandatory pre-deployment trainings for troops earmarked for AU mandated missions using qualified trainers, a standardized curriculum and training tools. Though training remains an important component in peace support operations, however for peace support stakeholders to effectively fulfil their mandate in preventing and responding to violence against children, child protection must be an integral part of peace support structures and processes.

    Background

    The nature of peacekeeping and peace support operations has evolved over time, from stabilization and maintaining of ceasefire line or keeping local armies apart to more complex assignments including protecting civilians, confronting violent extremism and even engaging in what amounts to counter insurgency. These new burdens demand better preparation of troops headed for missions and clearer thinking by those who send them. The UN Security Council adopted resolution 1261, which highlights the need to ensure that personnel involved in peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building activities have appropriate training on the protection, rights and welfare of children, and urges States and relevant international and regional organizations to ensure that appropriate training is included in their programmes for personnel involved in similar activities1.

    This was further reinforced by the security council resolution 1612 (2005) which urged Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to take appropriate preventive action including pre deployment awareness training. Based on the resolutions, training manuals, guidelines and standards have been developed and adopted.

    A study conducted by Save the Children titled '2Behind the Uniform training the military in child rights and child protection in Africa', established that the training on Child Rights has been mainstreamed into the military curriculum in 9 countries. For example, the report observed that in Togo and Burkina Faso for officers to be promoted, one must pass an exam which includes child rights and child protection. In West Africa, the training program started in June 2000 where there was a Training of Trainers (TOT) officers drawn from 13 states. In West African, all 15 ECOWAS member states are involved in some aspects of CP training programmes. There is also an established pool of child protection trainers in all the 15 member states that form ECOWAS3. In addition, the report states that there are regular training and sensitization sessions for the military personnel in barracks and camps, as well as peacekeepers (mainly prior to deployment in the field).

    In Eastern Africa, the adoption of the standardized approach to child protection training has been established through the approval and launch of a harmonized and standardized child protection training curriculum and toolkit. Discussions are on-going for the ECOWAS Standby Force (ECOWAS-SF) and the AU Peace Support Operations Division (AU PSOD) respectively to approve and launch the standardized CP toolkit for utilization by all TCCs, TCEs and stakeholders in respective Child Protection training programmes. This coupled with the development of a training management system provides a platform for capturing data, promoting learning and sharing information on child protection with major actors. This would also support efforts aimed at enhancing effectiveness of the trainings through collaborations and synchronized child protection engagements amongst respective PSO actors.

    Within the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) with a particular focus on child and armed conflict, Save the Children has greatly invested over years in strengthening institutions and structures within the Regional Economic Communities, Regional Mechanisms, Troop Contributing Countries and the Training centres of excellence including RPA, IPSTC, EMP and KAIPTC in order to enhance capacities of PSO personnel to adequately protect children during and after conflict situations. As such, key strides have been made in the quest to prioritize the child protection agenda in the planning and deployment of peace support operations. The finalization and adoption of the child protection curriculum and toolkit by the EASF provides the first step to crystalizing these commitments.

    Through this study, capitalizing on the gains and efforts to scale up child protection trainings, Save the Children hopes to draw key lessons and recommendations that would ensure child protection is institutionalized and integrated within the APSA for the benefit of all peace efforts. This would enable the organization and all other child protection actors on the continent to provide timely technical support, share knowledge, generate evidence and draw lessons that would shape dimensions on peace and security.

    Purpose and Objectives of the Consultancy

    The purpose of the study is to review existing gaps, explore opportunities for sustainable delivery and implementation and adoption of Child Protection training approaches in Peace Support Operations. with a view of generating evidence to advocate for wider adoption of a stand-alone child protection in PSO training. As such, the study seeks to achieve the following specific objectives:

    1 Review existing gaps in capacity building and asses the effectiveness of CP trainings among actors in the Peace Support Operations. 2 Identify existing opportunities sustain Child Protection trainings by the TCCs, TCEs and PSO actors. 3 Determine existing factors that would improve the CP practices amongst the PSO personnel. 4 Document existing best practices in delivery of child protection training and capacity building by the respective actors (TCCs, TCEs, RECs/RMs and AU)- What has worked and why, lessons learnt and concrete recommendations from the implementation of a Child Protection Training Curriculum highlighting opportunities for building sustainable CP programmes in APSA

    Scope of the Consultancy

    The study will be done through a consultancy, adopting a qualitative, participatory and exploratory approach by engaging all involved actors. Key participants and informants will include:

    • Save the Children staff,
    • AU
    • RECs/RMs (EASF and ECOWAS)
    • TCCs (Kenya and Uganda, Senegal and Ivory Coast),
    • TCEs (IPSTC, KAIPTC, RPA and EMP)
    • ACCORD
    • Selected CP Trainers,

    The proposed methodology should employ implementation of both primary/first-hand and secondary means of collecting the required data and information, with a range of audio-visual tools to document the field/site visits, and the material recorded will be used for further sharing and advocacy as deemed appropriate.

    Key Deliverables

    The output of the study is comprehensive report Documenting Good Practices, Lessons and Recommendations on the delivery of Child Protection Course within the African Peace and Security Architecture from implementation of Peace Support Operations and related studies focusing on children in conflict contexts in Africa.

    Expected deliverables will include communication and advocacy publication materials produced in various languages and targeted at various actors involved in Peace Support Operations including – children, families, key decision makers etc. – and which will further strengthen delivery of agreed advocacy objectives and outcomes of Child Protection training. Key deliverables will include:

    1 Study report with key recommendations from the study. 2 Policy briefs on lessons and recommendations

    • Video bytes from respondents

      1 Any other programming material relevant to the study

    Key Tasks and Duration of the Consultancy

    In order to achieve the above objectives, below is the proposed table of activities against suggested period of days.

    Deliverables

    No. of Working days

    With support from ICPAPSA team, develop inception plan and appropriate methodology for the study (incorporating child-friendly approaches for consultations)

    3

    Mapping of ICPAPSA Implementation scope and coverage (done by Save the Children and Partner Organizations)

    5

    Desk review and analysis of available reports, evaluations, KAP assessments, baselines, end-lines the research topic selected

    3

    Data collection

    12

    Data analysis and reporting

    5

    In-Put and Final Report

    2

    TOTAL NO. OF DAYS

    30

    Expected Profile of the Consultant

    The consultant must demonstrate substantial knowledge and experience in child rights and child protection participatory approaches in armed conflict contexts. He/she must have experience in designing and conducting research in humanitarian settings.

    Qualifications and experience in human rights core principles and delivery, knowledge of the military and armed forces role in peacekeeping and armed conflict, and familiarity with African Peace and Security Architecture

    The consultant will have experience of research including planning research, outlining and writing reports, reviewing documents, conducting in-person and remote (skype or telephone) informant interviews- all within an agreed timeframe.

    This consultancy is open to individuals and consultancy firms who possess the following requirements:

    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child rights and child protection approaches in armed conflict contexts.
    • Capacity to gather and critically analyse information.
    • Experience in working with on the continent especially with Regional Mechanisms, Training Centres of Excellence and International NGOs.
    • Ability to travel within the East and Southern Africa and West and Central Africa region.
    • Demonstrated experience in carrying out research and/or similar assessments.
    • Experience of carrying program and organizational assessments, audits and reviews.
    • Proven knowledge and analysis in relation to rights-based approach
    • Experience of participatory research methodologies.
    • Experience writing reports of similar assignments characterised by ease of readability across mixed audiences.
    • Excellent writing skills in both English and French.

    The consultant will be commissioned by SC ESARO RMCPU and will through the course of this assignment work with the team to the successful completion of this assignment.

    Remuneration

    Daily rates will be determined after discussions with the consultant. Save the Children ESARO will cover for the consultant's air tickets on economy class to relevant field sites, accommodation on bed and breakfast plus airport transfers in the field. All other costs shall be borne directly by the consultant. Remuneration will be based on submission of deliverables. Payment will be made as par the agreed schedule. Taxation laws for Kenya will apply on the overall consultancy fee.

    Ethics, Safeguarding and Code of Conduct

    As the consultant firm will be working on behalf of Save the Children they will be required to sign and adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policy and ethical guidelines. Note that background checks will be undertaken on all applicants.

    As regards the documentation, the title rights, copyrights and all other rights of whatever nature in any materials used or generated under the provisions of these services will exclusively be vested with Save the Children International East and Southern Africa Regional Office.

    Submitting expressions of interest (maximum 5 pages)

    Save the Children invites expressions of interest from individuals with the experience and skills described below. Interested individuals must submit a technical and financial proposal of a maximum of five (5) pages including:

    • A cover letter introducing the consultant and how the skills and competencies above are met, with concrete examples as appropriate.
    • An expression of interest including proposed methodology, time schedule and work plan for carrying out the consultancy.
    • A CV detailing relevant skills and experience, including 3 contactable referees.
    • Proven record of experience in child rights, child protection and economic justice.
    • Reasonable budget breakdown and cost consideration commensurate to expected deliverables.
    • Indication of availability to start and undertake this assignment

    Applications should be submitted to:

    Save the Children East and Southern Africa Regional Office by 23rd October 2017.

    1 S/RES/1261 (1999)

    2 Behind the Uniform training the military in child rights and child protection in Africa' Report

    3 Mapping Exercise by Save the Children-Sweden November 2006

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjc5ODg3LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

    Tdh Child Protection Psychosocial Counsellor NGO Job at Hagadera Refugee Camp, Kenya

    Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focused on child rights.

    To support in the development of its child protection programme in Garissa County, Tdh is encouraging applications from Kenyan nationals for the role of;

    Child Protection Psychosocial Counsellor – Hagadera Refugee Camp, Dadaab

    Reporting to: Child Protection Technical Coordinator
     

    Duty station: Dadaab, Garissa County
     

    Contract duration: 8 months with possibility of extension
     

    Main responsibilities;

    • To provide psychosocial support to selected cases of high risk cases or cases in need of specialized psychosocial support or mental health interventions
    • Participate in need assessments and project evaluations aiming at contributing to the development of the child protection programme strategy for the refugee community project in Dadaab refugee complex
    • To support in the development of intervention criteria for the psychosocial cases and design appropriate technical responses to psychosocial and mental health cases
    • Provide training and supervising the CP team and community based structures on the management of children and families with basic psychosocial and mental concerns
    • Train CP team members on the child friendly interviews techniques and implementation of psychosocial assessment
    • Under the supervision of the Child Protection Technical coordinator, coordinate with the Child Protection Senior officer on assistance response to cases of children in need of psychosocial interventions
    • Establish and monitor psychosocial and resilience building activities for all children at existing Tdh facilities or in the community
    • Develop networks for referral of high risk cases and ensure regular follow ups of cases in need of additional and mental health need
    • Participate and represent Tdh in relevant working group meetings/Forums at camp and Dadaab level to enhance coordination and foster good working relationship with partners
    • Develop unit reports as required
    • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
    • Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
    • Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
    • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues

    Requirements

    • Minimum bachelor degree in psychology or related field from a recognized university, clinical experience is a plus
    • Experience in use of community based approaches for the management of psychosocial and mental health issues
    • Experience in application of innovative/creative and evidence based psychosocial and mental health issues
    • Minimum of three years’ experience with prominence in psychosocial and mental health assignments
    • Experience in case management including management of case conferences
    • Project reporting and evaluation experience
    • Staff supervision experience
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

    Application modalities:
     

    Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a covering letter, CV, references, and copies of academic and professional certificates (if requirements are not met or application is incomplete, the application will not be considered). 

    Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail – only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.

    Closing date for these positions is 24th September,2017


    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and interview


    Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.


    Tdh is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Kenya: Protection & Education Technical Advisor

    Organization: World Vision
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 06 Sep 2017

    Protection & Education Technical Advisor

    Purpose of the position:

    The Protection and Education Technical Advisor will provide leadership to the education and protection sectors in support of improving child well-being in Somalia.

    The position-holder will spearhead program quality through the development of the education and protection sectors’ technical approaches in support of World Vision Somalia’s national office strategy. The position-holder will have strong grant-writing experience and will lead resource acquisition for the education and protection sectors.

    He or she will capture, articulate and disseminate learning to

    (i) improve education and protection technical approaches,

    (ii) promote thought leadership and

    (iii) to enhance funding base for the sectors.

    In support of positioning and grants acquisition, the incumbent will actively promote external engagement to:

    (i) enhance the program’s profile in the education and protection sectors in both internal and external forums

    (ii) coordinate activities with other actors,

    (iii) seek out opportunities to collaborate with other NGOs and UN actors.

    He or she will lead in assessment and proposal development processes, ensuring new designs contain:

    (i) strong evidence-based;

    (ii) incorporate internal/external best-practice,

    (iii) promote innovative approaches, and

    (iv) align with industry standards. In addition, the Protection and Education Advisor will actively promote integration in support World Vision’s multi-sector area-based approach.

    He/she will be the focal point for World Vision Child Protection compliance, taking a pro-active approach to the identification, documentation and reporting of incidents which effect children in the programs’ operational areas. In support of Child Protection compliance, the position-holder will lead training efforts to improve awareness with World Vision staff members and partners. Finally, the P&E TA will develop a collaborative working relationship with the World Vision Child Protection regional and global compliance teams.

    The position-holder will have strong grant-writing experience and will lead resource acquisition for the education and protection sectors. He or she will capture, articulate and disseminate learning to (i) improve education and protection technical approaches, (ii) promote thought leadership and (iii) to enhance funding base for the sectors.

    In support of positioning and grants acquisition, the incumbent will actively promote external engagement to: (i) enhance the program’s profile in the education and protection sectors in both internal and external forums (ii) coordinate activities with other actors, (iii) seek out opportunities to collaborate with other NGOs and UN actors.

    Key Responsibilities;

    Strengthened External Engagement for Improved Child Well Being

    ·Establish and strengthen linkages and networks with relevant WV communities of practice and experts, leading institutions, governments and other organizations

    ·Actively engage with other regional organizations working in the sector. This would include research and academic organizations, NGOs and networks.

    ·Actively engage with other organizations working in the sector. This would include research and academic organizations, NGOs and networks.

    ·Work with other sectors to champion integrated programming contributing to child wellbeing

    Develop & Implement Appropriate People Capabilities System

    ·Provide support to regional field teams as required for timely and high-quality completion of CP Policies, staff and volunteer training materials, completion and training of CP Incident Preparedness Plans,Child Participation risk assessments, and other various required minimum tools and processes

    ·Manage and monitor National office capacity (internal and external) across to ensure flexible and sufficient capacity is available to fulfill strategic objectives in the Education and protection Sector

    ·Contribute cross-functionally to organizational change management, quality assurance and coordination processes

    ·Provide technical oversight to major education initiatives in Somalia

    Improved, Efficient & Effective Internal Business Process

    ·WVS partners supported, through training and mentorship, to actively identify, report and follow up on CP incidents in communities (6.1.2)

    ·Provide support to staff and partners as required for timely and high-quality completion of CP Policies, staff and volunteer training materials, completion and training of CP Incident Preparedness Plans,

    ·Child Participation risk assessments, and other various required minimum tools and processes

    ·*Present region-wide (child safe organization)CSO risks and gaps, as well as progress and incident trends, to SLT along with recommended priorities to continuously improve WV’s status as a safe organization for children*

    Improved System For Donor Engagement & Resource Acquisition & Management

    ·Understanding and practice of integration of CP issues in sectoral work enhanced among WVS and partners through orientation and training on CP policy and implementation of CRC in Somalia document.

    ·Improved capacity to monitor and report incidents involving child abuses: (i) reporting mechanism identifies and channels incidents to CP network for proper response actions to take place; (ii) focal points supported through training and mentoring to promote reporting and action

    ·Capacity of staff members and WV partners enhanced to manage issues related to risk and accountability associated with children.

    ·Proactive engagement undertaken with Operations (Global Fund, SomReP and WV Classic) of risk issues related to children: reporting, and follow up of issues).

    ·Explore potential funding sources for Education and Child Protection and work with PDU on these opportunities

    Qualifications:

    ·First degree in Education, Development studies or a related field.

    ·Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of Education and Protection programming. Experience in fragile context is preferred.

    ·Demonstrate knowledge in Humanitarian standards (SPHERE), HAP; specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. DEC, USAID grant management training, Europe Aid training, CHF training.

    ·Should have excellent proposals development/Grants acquisition skills

    ·Should demonstrate excellent ability to network and lobby to position the organization for grant acquisition

    ·Should have at least 2 year experience undertaking implementation through partners

    ·Experience in the Theory of change and logical framework development including Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation

    ·Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple activities

    ·Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as very good negotiation skills

    ·Excellent report writing skills

    How to apply:

    https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/somalia/child-development/protection-and-education-technical-advisor/8238

    Kenya: Social Worker

    Organization: Heshima Kenya
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 17 Aug 2016

    Position Description:

    Heshima Kenya is a nonprofit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya dedicated to identifying, protecting refugee children and empowering unaccompanied and separated refugee children especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education and advocacy programs. The Social Worker will carry out Child protection program activities within the urban refugee program funded by UNHCR. The Social Worker will be responsible for the management, planning, assessing and implementing of the Child Protection Program activities and will report to Child Protection Officer.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the management, planning, assessing and implementing of all the child protection activities.
    • Support in the design and implementation of program activities.
    • To coordinate the daily and weekly activities and prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
    • Conduct Best Interest Assessment and Best Interest Determination interviews and prepare reports for all identified children.
    • Conduct home visits and referrals to check programs.
    • Identify and initiate alternative care arrangement for vulnerable children and children at risk.
    • Provide case management services to identified children and foster families.
    • Identify alternative care arrangement for identified children and children at risk.
    • Ensure that all protection issues are effectively handled; communicate relevant and urgent details to the Child Protection Officer.
    • Work closely and collaborate with relevant program staff on a weekly basis about specific cases, progress, and follow-up for referrals.
    • Oversee case management services, i.e. counseling, social support, educational and training programs, home visits, family tracing, and reunification activities and ensure follow up is conducted in a timely manner
    • Maintain accurate and timely case records of activities and plans, Write detailed and highly accurate summaries and report.
    • Conduct outreach with the respective refugee communities regarding Heshima Kenya’s services, foster good relationships with communities with the goal of strengthening community referral structures, care and support services within the community.
    • Effectively meet all program goals and targets. Report any challenges or difficulties in meeting program goals immediately to the Child Protection Officer.
    • Complete reports accurately and on time and submit to the Child Protection Officer and relevant partners as required.
    • Assist in strengthening of Heshima Kenya’s referral network.
    • Perform other duties as assigned in the implementation of program activities.

    Qualifications:

    • Degree in Social Work, Community Development, International Relation or Humanitarian Affairs and /or Psychology.
    • Over two (2) years of work/professional experience, preferably working with refugee populations and/or with refugee children.
    • Extensive experience in implementing culturally appropriate social work and mental health interventions for people who have suffered trauma and torture.
    • Skilled at carrying out program needs assessments and program development.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and reporting skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ready to work as a team.
    • Able to work independently and as a team.
    • Must be highly organized, creative, detail oriented and work effectively under pressure with competing priorities.
    • Excellent research, data-collection, organizational and time management skills.
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and the internet
    • Must be a Kenyan citizen,
    • Must be a person of good morals, high integrity and clean criminal record.

    How to apply:

    Your application should be send to the address below indication the position applied for in the email subject by close of business Wednesday 17th August 2016. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (***as one document***) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration and the name and contacts of three professional and work referees.

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

    NB. All applications should only be send through the email.

    Heshima Kenya

    P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

    Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya: Child Protection Officer

    Organization: Heshima Kenya
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 18 May 2016

    Program : Child Protection

    Term: Six Months Contract

    Position Description:

    Heshima Kenya is a nonprofit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya dedicated to identifying, protecting refugee children and empowering unaccompanied and separated refugee children, especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education and advocacy programs. The Child Protection Officer will carry out Child Protection program activities within the urban refugee programs funded by UNHCR. The officer will be responsible for the overall management, planning, assessing and implementing of the Program and will report directly to the Senior Program Manager

    Responsibilities:

    • Oversee overall management, planning, implementation and monitoring of Heshima Kenya’s Child Protection activities in the urban areas.
    • Prioritize child protection issues and design prevention and response initiatives.
    • Provide technical guidance and direction for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of Child Protection activities including the psychosocial support and legal support to vulnerable children and their families.
    • Develop monitoring and reporting mechanisms i.e. formal data collection for advocacy, qualitative and quantitative data for program development and information for donor reports.
    • Represent Heshima Kenya in meetings with UNHCR, Government of Kenya official meetings, Children’s Department, Department of Refugee Affairs, Technical working group meetings and with other stakeholders.
    • Develop training tools and materials for child protection interventions and assist in capacity building for staff and partners, in priority areas such as Child Rights, Prevention of Violence against Children, SGBV, Psychosocial support, family tracing and family re-unification and care for unaccompanied and separated children.
    • Ensure implementation of quality Rights-based Child Protection activities.
    • Implement result -based approaches.
    • Ensure child-friendly procedures are mainstreamed in all programmatic interventions related to SGBV and other protection programs.
    • Support grant writing process and identify new funding opportunities and new technical partnerships.
    • Develop multi-year strategic planning for the Child Protection program.
    • Develop effective systems for supervision and monitoring of children and community structures.
    • Prepare and compile program reports bi -weekly, monthly and quarterly and submit to the Senior Program Manager.
    • Lead a team of staff in the child protection department across multiple site locations in various urban areas.

    Qualifications:

    • Degree in Humanitarian Affairs, social sciences, Development Studies or Counseling Psychology.
    • At least three years professional experience working with vulnerable children, refugee minors, or children at-risk.
    • Three years supervision/ management experience required.
    • Able to effectively and respectfully handle conflicts, exhibit excellent communicator skills.
    • Knowledge of refugee related issues in Kenya, especially children.
    • Fluent in English and Swahili.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; can work independently and as part of a team.
    • Must be highly organized, creative, detail oriented and work effectively under pressure with competing priorities.
    • Excellent data-collection, organizational and time management skills.
    • Experience in implementation and monitoring of programs.
    • Ability to identifying gaps in child protection services and within the given context informs a holistic protection response for children.
    • Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills are very important.
    • Experience in supervising and mentoring other staff.
    • Able to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds and be a team player.Proven experience in writing reports.
    • Proven experience in proposal writing.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office Software and using the internet as a resource.
    • Have Certificate of Good Conduct.
    • Must be a Kenyan citizen.
    • Previous experience working with Refugees and children.

    How to apply:

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Send your application letter and a detailed CV with daytime telephone contact by email to:

    The Country Director, Heshima Kenya. P.O Box 63192-00619. Nairobi/ Email: hr2015@heshimakenya.org with a cc to info@heshimakenya.org indicating in the subject the position applied for.

    Deadline for applications is 18th May 2016

    Note that only shortlisted applicants will be conducted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

    Kenya: Project Implementation Officer- NORAD Project (3 positions)- HomaBay, Bondo, Kisumu

    Organization: Plan
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 06 May 2016

    The job role includes Child Protection responsibilities during the implementation of the project as per the Child Protection Policy at the Programme Unit. The incumbent is responsible for the development and execution of the project activities as per the approved activity plan for his/her area of responsibility. S/he is also responsible for contribution to designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the project activities. The incumbent will be reporting directly to the Project Manager, with dotted line to the respective Programme Unit Manager on a day to day basis who has oversight of all programmes and operations in the area.

    Key Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

    Child Protection and ECCD:

    · Ensure that project makes full consideration of the local child protection context including main protection risks for children as well as legal and social wellbeing provision and this informs all stages of the project cycle.

    · Ensure that identification, analysis and management of child protection policy related risks are included in the regular project risk management processes at all stages of the project cycle.

    · Ensure community participation processes in the project, including consultations with children, include specific discussion of protection risk issues from their perspective and possible mitigating actions and strategies that could be incorporated into project design.

    · Ensure stakeholder and partner active engagement in the design, implementation and monitoring of the project activities

    · As part of the regular project monitoring and evaluation, ensure the effectiveness of child protection policy risk mitigation measures incorporated into the project is reviewed. Additional measures may be necessary following the identification of new, emerging or unexpected child protection issues that may arise during the project implementation.

    · Development of CLAC 2 annual and quarterly implementation plans and budgets.

    · Implementation of CLAC 2 project activities, oversees programme alignment to government requirements, compliance with design methodologies and approaches.

    Project Implementation:

    · Ensure that the monthly activities and budget plans are implemented as per approved breakdown and all partner activities are on track.

    · Ensure all project related partner, government and other stakeholder relations are well maintained.

    · Work with relevant staff to ensure all logistics and procurement at a local level including events management are done according to Plan and donor policies.

    · Facilitate training of children in the selected districts as agents of change to promote peace, to signal violence in an early stage, to mediate and to take action regarding violence against children.

    · Facilitate access of relevant and accurate information on prevention of violence against children and ensure child protection mechanisms are accessible at both community level and county level (government authorities, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders working with children).

    · Ensure Child Protection mechanisms in the Project have been improved at family, school and community level.

    · Play an advocacy role to ensure that Sub County government take responsibility to institutionalize well-structured child protection systems and to prohibit all forms of violence against children.

    · Monitoring progress and quality in concert with M&E team including maintaining ECCD centres and parenting groups and regular updating.

    · Work with project partners to enhance response to and rehabilitation of victims of gender-based violence, sexual abuse and transactional sex.

    · Create a Sub County lobby to exchange best practices in order to eradicate violence against children. Adopt and integrate best practices in the implementation of the program.

    · Where need-be, represent Plan and the project externally with partners, government and other agencies at county on issues related to the CLAC 2 projects’ deliverables.

    · Represents the projects in ECCD related activities at appropriate levels in the county.

    Documentation and Reporting:

    · Consolidate/write project reports in line with donor requirements and Plan standards and as requested by the Project Manager.

    · Contribute to documentation and sharing of best practices with all stakeholders in child protection.

    · Facilitate and coordinate joint reflection meetings/reflection sessions at County level (among partners).

    · Update Progress log on weekly basis on implemented activities in SAP

    Partnership management:

    · Work closely with project partners/sub grantees to ensure implementation of work plans and act as accounting officers to the project.

    Dealing with Problems:

    Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them

    · Managing community conflicts

    · Managing community/Plan Policy conflicts

    · Maintain good working relationships with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

    · Negotiating with the respective government departments to ensure that work goes on

    · Managing community attitude towards Plan implementation strategy.

    · Managing donor verses implementation partner timelines and reports

    Communications and Working Relationships:

    Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

    • The incumbent is expected to maintain a high level of external communication/contact at the community, Districts and County levels. This is to facilitate the implementation of the projects appropriately.
    • A medium level of external communication with LNGO, CBOs partners in the county.
    • A low level of external communication with Plan National Office (NOs) sponsorship communications.

    Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Educational Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in project management/coordination.
    • Strong Knowledge of community development.
    • Conversant with child rights and ECCD/Education issues.
    • Experience in grants management, proposal development and resource mobilization.
    • Experience with Sexual and Gender Based Violence projects, partnership building, networking /and collaboration with GOK, county governments and other actors including the private sector are a critical requirement.
    • Knowledge of urban development issues.
    • Knowledge & experience with Youth and Children with Disabilities projects will be an added advantage.
    • Hold personal values, ethics and attitudes which are in alignment with the principles of the Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

    Key Skills Specific to the Post:

    • Skills in managing project implementation and monitoring is critical
    • Strong advocacy skills for the Child Protection
    • Skills on delivery of child protection responsibilities
    • Strong report writing skills
    • Community facilitation, networking, partnership development and management skills
    • Fundraising and resource mobilization skills
    • Good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
    • Good interpersonal, relationship and team working
    • Conflict Management skills

    Physical Environment and Demands:

    This position requires (85-90%) frequent visits in field monitoring/working to the Program Units. The operating environment is characterized by a rough terrain and unfavorable weather conditions that makes it difficult to access the communities. The incumbent will be issued with a motorbike and riding gear to be used for the frequent visits to the field/communities as described above.

    Level of Contact with Children:

    High level: Frequent interaction with children

    How to apply:

    If you meet the requirements of the above position, please visit http://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full job description and make an online application. The closing date of applications is 6th May 2016. This position is open to Nationals Only.